The warm-up period and ensuing investigations will bump up against the LHC's "obligatory winter maintenance period," according to a statement today from CERN. This brings us into early spring before commissioning can restart.
Whole article here:
Large Hadron Collider Down Until 2009
I did manage to find some video of some lower energy collision experiements.
(Remember, kids, don't try this at home, these are the world's top scientists working with the most complex machine in the world).